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>>> we are he following some breaking news related to superstorm sandy. take a look at this measmsing pictures. at least 50 homes have been destroyed in raging fire in tweens queens, new york. this is the beach town of breezy point. basically one of the lowest points of new york city. -- take a look at these amazing pictures. the fire has gone for six alarms. we will keep you updated throughout the morning. superstorm sandy slam ad shore last night. at least 13 are reported dead. >> and over 5 million or in the dark. schools from virginia to maine are closed again today and there are states of emergency declared in eight states n new york city, transportation officials are worried about seawater flooding some of subways. >> another tough day for commuters ahead. once again, metrobus service and train service will not run this morning. an announcement on when service will be restored will be made later on today after metro is able to assess the damage from sandy. also, metro access service will remain suspended all day tuesday. now, customers can check metro service s
clarksburg. >>> more now on the superstorm stand sandy aftermath. maryland is serving two ambulance strike team to help out with the recovery effort in new jersey. each team consists of five ambulances and one supervisor. they will be heading out at 5:45 this morning for egg harbor township west of atlantic city. >> atlantic city's legendary boardwalk is destroyed due to the storm as well as a countless number of businesses and homes along the coastline. farther north, 25% of hoboken is still under water trapping thousands of residents there. nearly 3 million people in the garden state are still without power. president obama and new jersey governor chris christie toured some of the hardest hit areas yesterday. we'll have a live update from new jersey coming up at 5:30. >>> frederick county, maryland was one of the hardest hit areas by superstorm sandy. sky fox flew over the area near the monocacy river yesterday. you can see flooded homes and roads. this morning, officials tell fox 5 the water level at the river has receded and there is no major flooding. >>> new this morning, crews are s
to treat it as a four-way stop. stop. >> superstorm sandy is leaving her impact on many areas of the united states. >> new york was hit with flooding and damaging winds. right now, 670,000 have no power in the city and west chester county to the north. this is a picture of a transformer explosion in the big apple. the power was purposefully cut to lower manhattan to minimize damage from flood water he is personally to train stations. this is water gushing through an elevator and into a path in a station in new jersey. this is crazy. >> that is an amazing picture. this is also on amazing picture. a crane snapped yesterday afternoon and still dangles from a luxury high high pressure wise building under construction. emergency evacuations became necessary including move patients from several hospitals dealing with no power and flooding. it wasn't just hospitals. >> old people don't want to leave their home, i'll stay here, i'll stay here. mom, i'm carrying you out of here if i have to. she finally came to her senses. >> i'm glad some people did. some people did decide to stay behind. >> ocean
. >> all right. thank you. >>> superstorm sandy leaves a path of destruction across the northeast. just look at these pictures. up in new york, there is unprecedented damage to the transportation system there. some buses are running for free but it will take days to get that subway fully restored. a massive fire in a flooded section of queens destroyed over 80 homes. amazingly, no one died from that and the stock market finally set to open using back- up generators this morning. later on today, president obama will meet with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> and closer to home now in alexandria where people fear what sandy could still have in store. high tides are expected on the potomac later this morning raising some concerns of mored intoing. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live in old town with the latest on that situation. >> reporter: good morning. people here in old town standery are pretty used to this. we had ter covering the street yesterday. it is perfectly dry pavement right now. they prepared for it. they are ready for it. and with high tide just a few hou
, the death toll from the u.s. from superstorm sandy as now topped 70. meantime, maryland is sending two ambulance strike teams to help out with the recovery effort in new jersey a countle number of home along the shoreline have been damaged or destroyed and some areas are still too hazardous to allow residents to go back in. farther north, about 25% of hoboken is still under water. >>> fire crews are still on the scene of a fire in northwest d.c. they were called to what witnesses say is a warehouse late last night. it is locatedded on moore street right near union market. we do have a crew on the way there and we'll have the latest updates soon. >>> stafford county sheriff's have stepped up the hunt for lawrence stewart, last soon in a red hyundai accent with virginia plates but may also be in a white nissan altima with and pennsylvania plates. >>> heap was in full force on m street last night. >> as well as d.c. place patrolling the area on horse back and foot to make sure everyone had a safe night. audrey barnes has the details. >> reporter: the party atmosphere was in full force in
hours to help restore power to new york and new jersey devastated by superstorm sandy. many people remain without power four days after sandy made landfall on the shore. 1,500 workers and more than 70 trucks are going to be leaving for the disaster areas in the northeast in just a few hours. they're staging right now and will depart around 7:30 this morning. the damage is widespread from new jersey and beyond. con edison in new york is hoping to have power restored by tomorrow in manhattan and areas of brooklyn with underground power lines but that is just a fraction of the numbers without power. they'll join other utility workers already there troying to get power back online as soon as possible, but this is a monomental task ahead. last night dominion was able to restore power to the last of its more than 200,000 customers that lost power due to sandy. that freed them up to be able to send these crews to new york and new jersey, the areas hardest hit. that's the latest here from national harbor. back to you. >>> well, only days to go until the election. and both president obama a
of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. >>> superstorm sandy leaves a path of destruction across the northeast. up in new york, there is unprecedented damage to the transportation system. some buses are running for free but it will take days to get the subway fully restored. a massive fire in a flooded section of queens destroyed over 80 homes. but amazingly, there were no deaths. and the stock market is finally set to open using backup generators this morning. later on today, president obama will meet with governor chris christie to tour parts of new jersey. >>> airports in the new york area are beginning to resume some nights but look at this. this is la guardia airport under water. a bird's eye view there you can see shows flooded runways. new york, of course, the main transfer hub for international flights and millions of passengers around the world are stranded. >>> sandy may have come and gone now but her impact will be felt for months. >> new fears of more flooding as another high tide is expected along the potomac river in just a few hours. melanie alnwick is live there n
much. good luck up there. >> thank you. thank you. >>> superstorm sandy still lingering this morning but her days are numbered. the latest on her path coming up next. >>> fire crews are still on the scene of a late night fire here in the district. we are live with the latest on the investigation. plus, the race for the white house kicks into full gear today as the president returns to the campaign trail for the first time since sandy. a new poll is out showing an even tighter race. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everything. >>> the last effects of superstorm sandy are being felt in the mountains. the storm brought up to three feet of snow to parts of west virginia and western maryland leaving thousands in the dark. several more inches are possible before the storm dies out for good later on this week. today, governor martin o'malley will visit those hardest hit. >> you have to keep reminding injureself
. >>> superstorm sandy is leaving her mark on more than a dozen states with one of her biggest impacts come coming to the biggest city in the u.s. >> the new york city area hit with flooding and damaging winds and massive blaze also last night. and take a look at these dramatic pictures, a raging fire related to the storm destroyed at least 50 homes in queens, new york. this is in the beachtown of breezy point. basically one of the lowest points of new york city. the fire started around 11:00 last night, and it went to six alarms. a real disaster there coming out of the storm. >> at the height of the storm last night, several hospitals in new york city evacuated patients after power and flooding became a problem. and back-up generators failed. the evacuations included 20 babies from a neonatal intensive care center. they were carried down flights of stairs still on battery powered respirators. >>> surging water from sandy flooded several bus garages and tunnels in the city. the transit chore chairman says in the 108 years, it has never faced a disaster as devastating as last night. >> battery park
had been scheduled to run saturday to thursday, but when superstorm sandy washed away two days of early voting, friday was added and hours extended. voters had until 9 p.m. to vote. anyone in line by that time could still vote and many say the wait, the weather, all of it is worth it just to have a say to exercise a valuable right. >> if you don't vote, that's crazy because there's a lot of people in the past who fought and died for the right to vote. so if you want to do something about our future, get out and vote. >> the mines tuesday are expected to be long, but -- lines tuesday are expected to be long are but it's anybody's guess if they'll be as long as the ones for early voting. polls in maryland open 7 a.m. tuesday. >>> maryland voters have a lot to decide tuesday, seven questions on the ballot, among them question 3 which changes current rules for removing an elected official if they are convicted of a crime. question 4 would guarantee instate tuition to undocumented immigrants. question 5 deals with redistricting. question 6 asks voters to decide whether to legalize g
that superstorm sandy. joining me now to tell us a little bit more about what dominion is doing is the spokes person for dominion virginia. how big of an eft is this for you? >> we'll be sending about 1,500 people up to new jersey to assist with the restoration there. that's about the biggest contingent we've ever sent out of state. but we're happy to do it because as you said, we've received assistance many times before. we're going up with 1,500 people, five different contingents that have between 6 to 60 buckets and we'll have patrollers, line crews and we'll have some point people and managerial people there to help. we have trailers that we're bringing up that will have lodging. we'll have our own catering so that first energy, the company that we'll be assisting does not have to worry about us except to give us the orders so we can go out and help them get power back on. >> you're leaving about 7:30 today from national harbor. when do you ebbs president-elect to arrive in new jersey, where do you anticipate you'll be working and how long will those crews be there? >> it will be a four t
delays on inbound 95. >>> in some places, complete devastation left behind from superstorm sandy. this morning the storm is being blamed for 50 deaths along the east coast and nearly 7 million homes and businesses remain without power. >> one of the hardest hit areas, hoboken, new jersey. sandy flooded about half of that town. the national guard arrived last night to rescue thousands of people stuck in their homes and apartments and delivered supplies to fooded areas. >>> we're sharing more video of roof top rescues fr staten island, new york. a helicopter rescued five adults and a child yesterday. in new york city the mayor says it could be several days before the subway is running again. all 10 of the city's tunnels that carry passengers under the east river were flooded by the storm. but there are some small signs of recovery. the new york city marathon will go on as planned this sunday and the new york stock exchange will open today. >>> as officials begin to assess the economic impact made by sandy, it's estimated that she will end up costing about $20 billion in damage and
.d. 4000 stormtracker center. superstorm sandy has left the jersey shore in ruins. the cast of "jersey shore" devastated. pauley d doing his part to help the victims in recovery -- just kidding. he went to vegas! >> vegas! >> whoa, vegas. vegas good. >> he is there spinning at rehab and there are two chicks completely making out behind him and he doesn't even turn around to look at them. >> how do you tell a whole story with a still picture? >> i can tell the whole story with picture. >> you have to show off your man boy nippie. >> my nipples that hard? >> you should wear some paper over them. >> i want you to rub them. slowly at first. >> we shouldn't do this. >> indeed, that's why there's storm coverage. >> we have an argument in the newsroom because i wanted to say they were lesbians and then they might not be lesbians but are just engaging in a kiss and they might not be bisexual. >> can two chicks do that? >> lesbian, bisexual, who cares. two chicks making out. now it's time for mass. >> what if there were five? >> if the girl is a five and a guy is looking for a seven. >> she kis
, superstorm sandy causes billions in damages. how beach towns are moving forward and. >>> a ghostbuster gangam-style matchup. creating a song and music video in time for the halloween party. party. anncr: it's said that character is what we do... when we think no one is looking. mitt romney: believe that they are victims. anncr: mitt romney thought no one was looking when... he attacked forty-seven percent of americans. his companies shipped jobs overseas. his plan cuts millionaires' taxes, but raises yours. he'll voucherize medicare... and make catastrophic cuts to education. so remember what romney said... and what his plan would do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this message. . >>> we continue at 6:00 watching the northeast as it crawls back to normal from hurricane sandy. kennedy at new -- and newark and liberty airports reopened. the new york stock exchange got back to businessed. -- today. the parts are expected to be up and running tomorrow. 6million homes and businesses are without power. the storm is blamed for 60 deaths. hurricane sandy set a massive fire that ra
. >>> the latest following superstorm sandy it's blamed for at least 94 deaths in the u.s. two victims, a 4-year-old and his 2-year-old brother, who were swept away from their mother's arms as she tried to escape the waters on staten island. it could be 10 days before power is restored to everyone. gas shortages continue to cause problems. many stations simply don't have power and fuel trucks are having trouble making deliveries because of the damage. the "new york times" reports some emergency services were slowed down yesterday. officials have reached an agreement with a fuel supplier to ensure operations can continue. >>> these pictures show team members rescuing people from flood waters tuesday night. the federal emergency management agency activated the team sunday. it's unclear how long the team will stay in new jersey. >>> this morning, dominion virginia power has mobilized their crews to the northeast. >> sherri ly is live at the staging area at national harbor with more details now. good morning. >> reporter: good morning allison and tony. the crews began leaving here at national harbor
in the wake of the superstorm sandy. the ocean also starting to rage, starting to pick up. it's high tide right now, about 9:00 p.m. when it began -- 9:00 a.m., pardon me. so we're starting so tee -- to see these waves roll in. the good news is there is still several feet of sand still between the edge of the seawall and the ocean there, so not any flooding concern at this time or no longer a concern. we have some good news about the folks that remain in the downtown area where the power had been preemptively shut off, that has now been restored, so the power back on. it's very cold, so likely warming up there anybody who did remain in their homes. now, the pier, the fishing pier, we know took some severe damage. a good chunk of it at the end there destroyed. we also know that fager's island restaurant, there's a pier off of that with a landmark gazebo, that gazebo is gone, unfortunately. there's also plenty of flooding damage. the downtown area remains shut down, you cannot travel on the roads between 62nd street and the inlet. they're going to reassess things. crews are out, kind of get
>>> waiting to daylight to get the full extent of the damage left behind by superstorm sandy. >> the storm brought new york city to a stand still leaving millions without power and crippling its subway system. >> and here at home, the clean- up is now under way. fox 5 morning news continues right now. right now. >>> all right. this is a live look outside right now at ocean city where the waves continue to do their thing out there. it is a little chilly. really cold as we're not out of he woods yet with all the rain and wind, not just yet. so good morning to you. i'm wisdom martin. >> i'm sarah simmons. we'll get updates from our live reporters in just a bit. president obama has declared a federal disaster in new york and long island. the area took a hard hit from the storm. now, this is video of a transformer exploding last night. officials purposefully cut the power to lower manhattan to minimize damage from the flood waters there. the storm is now blamed for 16 deaths and at least seven of those in the new york region. flooding a major problem as well. >> mass transit was c
held without bond pending a hearing tomorrow. >>> and now, the latest on superstorm sandy. things slowly getting back to normal here in new york city. the subway system partially reopened today on north of 34th streets and tunnels are still flooded. to ease congestion on the streets, police are only allowing vehicles into the city that have at least three people in them. >>> air traffic, meantime s completely restored in new york and all of the major airports are open. laguardia reopened on a limited schedule. kennedy and newark liberty he reopened. as a precaution, airline officials urged customers to confirm any flight in or out of the city n. new jersey, lines to the gas pump, again, hundreds of cars deep. some people waited more than an hour to fill up. sandy left many gas stations short on fuel and out of power. now, fuel trucks are finding it difficult to get around and replenish the gas stations. in hoboken, for example, there are still some 20,000 people trapped by flood waters. he's the latest. >> reporter: this is the scene today in hoboken, new jersey. what a difference
behind by superstorm sandy. he will take a tour of the hardest hit areas in new jersey today. recovery efforts are well under way all throughout much of the northeast. >> it will be a long road back to normal. fox's jennifer davis is live in new jersey. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. this is typically a fisherman's paradise, a small community of just over 200 people. when the storm hit, there was four feet of water here and just nowhere for it all to go. these houses tell the story of what happened next. you can see debris is strewn all over. houses were washed off their foundation. these houses all sit along the delaware bay so it wasn't even the atlantic ocean that was causing all of this directly. still, the damage is immense in this little town. this is a scene repeated up and down the coastline of new jersey and it is what the president will see when he comes later today to see the mess that sandy left behind. >> i told the mayor and governors, if they're getting no for an answer somewhere in the federal government, they can call me personally at the white house. >> repo
this message. >>> the latest now on superstorm sandy, people in new york and new jersey still trying to recover. one of the hardest hit areas staten island is where fox 5's paul wagner was tonight outside a busy red cross relief center. >> reporter: donated supplies were still arriving when homeland security secretary janet napolitano made her way around the relief center shaking hands and giving hugs offering words of encouragement to residents. anyone in need could choose from stacks of bottled water, meals ready to eat, toilet paper, diapers, coats, shoes and baby clothes. >> here in staten island we just came back from visiting a shelter where many people are getting food and clothing and help, but they have lost everything and it is just absolutely heartbreaking. >> i think it's fair to say that staten island is among the hardest hit, you know. new jersey has been hard hit. other places in new york. i'm going to go to west virginia tomorrow. they have a different sort of storm, a lot of snow, but i would put staten island right near the top. >> reporter: right now i'm at a red cross reli
continuing to track the approaching superstorm, hurricane sandy. >> joining us now by phone is sheryl kravitz, the director of communications for red cross national capital region. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> give us an update quickly on what is going on as far as the red cross national capital region is concerned right now. >> the first message we have for everyone is we want you all to be safe, shelter in place and make sure you are taking care of yourself, your friends and your family. what we're doing right now is working with our local government partners, local agencies and to make sure that we are ready to open up shelters if we are asked and we're mope mobilizing our volunteers and equipment to make sure that they are on the scene as soon as we know what we're -- what is happening in this region. >> now, i understand already you have some shelters up and ready to go, perhaps some people already saying in them. how can people go about finding the closest shelter to them? >> the shelters are run by local governments and agencies and what we suggest that people do is listen
nearly 400,000 people to evacuate low- lying areas. >> our team coverage of hurricane sandy and the superstorm continues this morning tucker barnes and gwen talbert have the latest on the storm's track as we go to break. important information if you plan to fly today. air lanes serving reagan national and dulles international have canceled most flights for today. bwi is reporting very limited operations. passengers are being urged to check their flight status with their airline before you head out the door. we are coming back in just a moment. anncr: which do you believe? what mitt romney's tv ads say about women? or what mitt romney himself says? mitt romney: do i believe the supreme court... should overturn roe v. wade? yes. and it would be my preference that they, that they... reverse roe v. wade. hopefully reverse roe v. wade. overturn roe v. wade. planned parenthood, we're going to get rid of that. i'll cut off funding to planned parenthood. anncr: no matter what mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. president obama: i'm barack obama and... i approve this messa
's the right thing to do. >>> straight ahead at 8:00, surviving sandy, the east coast shuts down as the deadly superstorm moves closer from school closings to storm surges, we have you covered with live team coverage all morning long. good morning everybody, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm allison seymour. right now, the storm is making its way up the east coast, poised for a district hit on the mid-atlantic tonight. >> in preparation of that, states of emergency have been declared from virginia to massachusetts, and president obama has promised a quick federal response. experts say sandy could impact some 50 million people up and down the east coast. it is already blamed for the deaths of 65 after sweeping through the caribbeans. >> now here at home, officials aren't taking any chances. >> that's because most schools in the region are closed, so is the federal government and the dc city government. you can see the full list of delays scrolling at the top of your screen and online at myfoxdc.com. any decision about when it will reopen is hours away. services also suspended until further notice. and a
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